At Zerona Laser OC, a team led by Dr. Matthew Goda zaps away extra inches with the help of cold laser technology. During sessions, Erchonia's signature Zerona lasers liquefy lipids in stubbornly plump body areas, shrinking fat cells without affecting any other tissue or government-implanted homing chips. After each 40-minute session, extra water helps flush away the fat floating within intercellular space, with light exercise burning off what remains. To achieve optimal results, Dr. Goda recommends at least six sessions, spaced two days apart.
Our feet carry the weight of our bodies with every step, which means they also carry all that tension. At Qin Massage, clients can opt for a massage that also focuses on their feet, for up to 40 blissful minutes. The therapists will also combine the foot massage with full-body sessions, during which they switch up their techniques depending on the tension level. Massages are delivered in private candlelit rooms with minimal decor, except for a live plant in the corner that whispers lullabies. The spa is open late, too, until 10:30 at night, perfect for winding down before bedtime.
Dr. Charles Sarosy and Dr. Salma Aziz, DPM, take the lead at Pure Beauty Skin Care and Medical Spa, where an experienced team of doctors and nurses helps to banish signs of aging with nonsurgical treatments. Laser-based procedures scan the treatment spectrum, helping to smooth wrinkles and even out complexions on the face and banish scars, spider veins, and hair along the body. Injectables by Botox and Juv?derm aid in temporarily erasing fine lines, and products such as Latisse help to boost lagging lashes.
Canyon Pool and Spa technicians will bring their own supplies (acid, chlorine, and balancing chemicals) to get your backyard watering hole in pristine condition. A well-tended and reasonably blue-looking toe-wetter will encourage more impromptu pool parties, lap sessions, and synchronized-swimming musical numbers. Stop your mooching witch neighbors from mistaking your pool for a bubbling cauldron.
The Spa Gregorie team won Spa Finder’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Day Spa of 2011 for rejuvenating skin with Spa Gregorie's botanically enriched product line and encrusting toes with Swarovski crystals. In addition to brining beauty and relaxation within grasp, each location expands the reach of Western medicine with alternative therapies for pain relief and programs geared toward new mothers and oncology patients. Contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation and multiple cancer research organizations echo this allegiance to health care, and any nonprofit group or charitable organization may use the Del Mar spa's conference room for free. Attentive to both human and environmental health, Spa Gregorie's efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, and chemical use earned OC Metro's 2011 Green Team award.
In 2011, the International SPA Association honored Spa Gregorie's CEO Angela Cortright with the Dedicated Contributor of the Year award. The press release cites her commitment to well-being and public service beyond her three eucalyptus-scented spas and reveals her favorite quote to be Muhammad Ali's maxim, “Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth.” This attitude has earned the company an avalanche of awards, which document the good works of its expert aestheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists, as well as the saint bernards that dig them out from under piles of laurel wreaths each day.
Helmed by board-certified specialists, Facial Aesthetic Concepts was recently recognized as the Best Place for a Nip and Tuck in the Orange County Register's 2010 Best Of Orange County and enacts glowing dermises with a variety of services. Fit for any skin type, the seasonal signature facial fortifies human fabrics with a blend of deep pore cleansing, steam, exfoliation, and gentle-cycle hydration. Meanwhile, the ultimate one-hour chemical peel exorcises the specters of dead surface cells to help halt acne, rosacea, stage productions of Casper, and sun damage. Safe and effective laser systems penetrate the cheeks in the full-frame photofacial (IPL), which works to stimulate collagen production, mend broken capillaries, and minimize hyperpigmentation.